Ryan Pendergrass is an 18 year old senior at Whitharral High School and the son of Chad and Susan Pendergrass. He is the president of Student Council, FFA, and the Hockley County 4-H Council and is the Vice-President of the National Honor Society. He has been a member of the football team for four years. Ryan was the State Runner-Up in UIL C-X Debate for 2012. In the past four years of high school he has been a Regional UIL Qualifier in 8 events, qualifying for State UIL in Persuasive Speaking for two years. Ryan will attend Texas Tech University in the fall to pursue a career in law.